BCS and EXIN partner to develop new SIAM® certification

21 November 2016

After a year of successful collaboration, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and EXIN, a leading international certification institute in the ICT domain, will take their alliance to the next level by developing a new certification program together - Service Integration and Management (SIAM®).

Companies are increasingly opting to outsource their IT services to different IT service suppliers to optimise their company processes. SIAM is used to manage and coordinate these suppliers, leading to the integration of service management across the complete supply-chain.

Whilst SIAM has emerged as a new discipline within ITSM, there is currently no training or certification available on the market as yet.

Jon Buttriss, CEO of BCS Learning and Development Ltd, part of the Institute, explains: “SIAM is a topic that both EXIN and BCS take an interest in as it is becoming more and more relevant in today’s marketplace, and it has an international appeal. It is a natural next step in our already strong partnership that we should now develop this new certification program together.”

In response to growing demand for IT professional certifications, BCS and EXIN formed an alliance in 2015 to support IT professionals globally. The agreement allows BCS and EXIN to offer each other’s professional certification portfolios around the world.

Bernd Taselaar, CEO of EXIN, says: “The new SIAM® certification program fits in perfectly with our existing portfolio, as EXIN has a long history of developing certifications in the area of IT Service Management. This new certification program presents an excellent opportunity for EXIN to expand the portfolio and to fill a gap in the current ICT certification landscape. Furthermore, we very much look forward to taking our relationship with BCS to the next level.”

EXIN and BCS will be working closely together with SCOPISM Limited, a new start-up that has developed a training syllabus and supporting Body of Knowledge about SIAM, in close collaboration with industry experts.

The content of the new SIAM® certification program will be developed by a forward-looking team of experts with extensive knowledge of and background in IT Service Management, who recognise the need for a more integrated approach to IT Service Management. The Foundation certification is expected to become available in early 2017, followed later by a Professional level certification.

About EXIN
EXIN is the global independent certification institute for ICT-professionals. With 30 years of experience in certifying the competences of over 2 million ICT-professionals, EXIN is the leading and trusted authority in the ICT-market. With over 1000 accredited partners EXIN facilitates exams and e-competence assessments in more than 165 countries and 20 languages. EXIN is co-initiator of the e-Competence Framework, which was set up to provide unambiguous ICT certification measurement principles within Europe and beyond. For more information, please visit exin.com

About Scopism
Scopism is your IT management support system. IT management practices are evolving fast, and IT management and service management professionals need to move fast too. Scopism helps IT management professionals keep on top of new trends and maintain their capabilities through training programs, events, content and our unique eConsultancy service. Learn more at Scopism.com or contact@scopism.com.

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